invisible homeless kids

Hard to imagine that in this country way over 3 MILLION kids are without homes. H-O-M-E-L-E-S-S Kids. I don't get it. Are we willing to discard these kids? Not me. So this blog will relentlessly focus on this issue, hoping to light a spark to fuel a compassion epidemic. Chime in, argue, but do something....

Monday, April 21, 2008

Homeless = Luxury According to AK Pol

Homeless Alaskan without a Lexus or 50" TV. Photo supplied by a friend of mine in AK.

Imagine being a homeless family in Alaska.

Seems like land of ice and snow has its share of unenlightened legislators. Fortunately some more enlightened people didn't ignore the opportunity to reply to...

Rep. Mike Kelly, R-North Pole, (who) said he ... believes too many people cash in on the homeless programs. "I've seen too much abuse of the programs — 50-inch TVs and a Lexus in the driveway with some folks that are just staying low enough to get in on some of the programs," said Kelly.

Well, he must be doing some impressive outreach to homeless Alaskans. Imagine going out in the sub-zero cold, all bundled up, looking for homeless Alaskans with a Lexus parked in the driveway and peeking into their house (OK, where does the house come in??) and seeing a 50" TV.

Does this fool think that homeless families are lying? It's time to insist he prove his asinine claim. Here's his contact info...

Seems to me the people of the North Pole must have been asleep at the voters' booth. Hope they wake up in time for the next election.

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